Another Stunning Dorset Photograph – A Light In A Car Park

OK so this is a picture of a light in a car park in Poole, Dorset.

That is all. Nothing fancy. No stunning scenery. Just a light in a car park.

But a striking image all the same – I hope you all agree?

Dead centre framing. Slight adjustment in Lightroom as I was not 100% centred. But pretty vertical without adjustment.

HDR merge. Yet again. Such a great feature in Lightroom. Giving me the depth in the clouds without it looking remotely artificial – just allowing me to record (nearly) everything that is there.

So after that it was moving a few sliders in Lightroom, making it sharper, more vibrant, more striking. Another quick edit just for fun.


So important. The composition, and the sky at the time I took the shot, draw you into the image, where the light is. I have just had the thought that I could have added a light to the end of the column – easier than compositing a day shot with a night shot. NOt that I know how to do that.

If you find your photography is a bit stale, try something different. A car park. An old building. Anything really that you wouldnt normally photograph. Pick something, give yourself plenty of time, go there and experiment.

That is what I did. Check out my website for lots more photo stuff at

Rick McEvoy

I am Rick McEvoy, an architectural and construction photographer living and working in the South of England. I create high quality architectural photography and construction photography imagery of the built environment for architects and commercial clients. I do not photograph weddings, families, small people or pets - anything that is alive, moves or might not do as I ask!! I am also the creator of the Photography Explained Podcast, available on all major podcast providers. I have a blog on my website where I write about my work and photography stuff. Rick McEvoy ABIPP, MCIOB

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